Three pupils from Castle Academy have won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in West Northamptonshire Council’s Knife Angel art competition.
The Knife Angel statue came to Northampton town centre in May and as part of the visit West Northants Council held an art competition with the theme ‘what the knife angel coming to town means to me’.
The Knife Angel is made of over 100,000 knives collected at knife amnesties around the country. It was made at British Ironwork Centre by artist Alfie Bradley and is the national symbol against violence and aggression. Year 5 and 6 pupils at Castle Academy learnt about the dangers of knife crime as well as the wider impact it has as part of their personal, social and health education (PSHE) lessons and designed posters to be entered in the competition.
Three Castle student posters were picked by West Northamptonshire Council:
Winner – Emilia Castillo – Soto
2nd place - Martina Henderson
3rd place - Amarachukwu Onwuaraghi
Head of school Daniel Lugg said: “Well done to Emilia, Martina and Amarachukwu, we are very proud of them for doing so well in this competition. The Knife Angel was an opportunity for Year 5 and 6 pupils to learn more about the dangers of knife crime and the impact on the wider community and it sparked some creative poster designs by our pupils.”
The winner gets a pair of Saints tickets and a family ticket for the Silverstone Lap of Lights preview. Both runners up get a family ticket for the Silverstone Lap of Lights.